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Just imagine, you're just about to step foot out of the office after a long day. This day was absolutely horrible. 30 different clients had 30 different issues, and they're all closing their accounts, if you can't have the issue fixed by tomorrow morning. You tried explaining to your boss what was going on, but he kicked you out of his office. It's Christmas time so everyone's trying to pick up some over time to buy presents for their loved ones. You're having Christmas alone again however, so you hadn't jumped on the bandwagon early enough. Your boss tells you he can't grant any over time because you're department is too close to hitting their limit, and he wants to save the last bit for Jerry, that smug bastard with the perfect family. Defeated, you slink into your shoes, like a child telling their parents about an "F", and walk out of the office sighing.

You have to tighten up your coat as the frozen breeze pierces the veil of warmed air that surrounded you in the office. You trudge your way through the horrible slush made mainly of mud, dirt, sidewalk grime, and some frozen water making the snow. You keep your eyes forward into the piercing breeze ensuring that the maniacal taxi drivers and bike riders aren't suddenly veering into your 2 foot wide concrete berth. Somehow you make it the 100 yards to the nearest subway entrance unscathed, except for your nearly frozen fingertips.

You hurriedly rush down the steps past the Salvation Army bell ringers nearly whacking you in the face while incessantly clanging their bells, at first you consider pulling out a bit of pocket change, but can’t find any. You hurry further into the bowels of the station, angrily slapping your wallet on the RFID reader which robotically beeps in compliance, you slowly push the turnstile thinking of all the unpaid hours of work you'll have to finish in your one room “efficiency” apartment. "They wouldn't have done this to you back home in Ohio, no one on the farm ever went unpaid" you silently think to yourself. Finally your lips being to purse up a bit forming the first smile you've had all day as you see the welcoming WiFi sign in the station. The WiFi is slow but it allows you enough time to open up your favorite website to browse through before the long haul home.

You fiddle with the smartphone in your breast pocket tapping through options, while somehow being able to make it through to the platform. Almost as quickly as you retrieved your phone youPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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Nah, I gotcha. I'm just being goofy.

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Well I finally got tired of seeing this sitting partway buried in dirt on the junk pile for years so I got it moved to where I can take a better look at it.
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That's cool man, good little project. Glad to see it restored to some former glory. Attached is a pic of what I restored last summer (minus the signs of course)
Which now that I think of it I may have included some photos along the way of the cleanup job but they were on the old chan.

I've seen four aspect signals, but only on the DC metro


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Come to the land of bong and glory. We've got them all over the place.


It's four aspect because it's for hump yard.


The way that is arranged and the tilt on that picture made my brain stop for a few minuets to figure out what I was looking at.

I have 5 H2 searchlights. I'm getting the parts together to build a 3 head interlocking signal.


The lights were hung before the signs

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Having recently moved house, my model railway is in a very much dismantled state. I now have a nice big loft in which to build a new layout. I'm thinking 1940s steam in either:
Pros: Awesome scenery. Possiblility of log trains. Railway was never built there so would be a good "what if?" Can include a Cal-Mac ferry and a Puffer or two.
Pros: LNER territory in Northumberland, so I can use LNER rolling stock, which is my favourite pre-nationalisation railway. Coal mining area, so I can model a coal mine or two.
But which?

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>How many times is the British political class going to try selling the kitchen sink?


just cuck my shit up tbh fam


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When are the tories going to realise that their dream of a privatised railway just isn't going to work? Just bring back British Railways already.

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So why wouldn't we start the first RZD thread on the new 1chan?

As usual: I provide you with stuff, you provide me with questions and topics for discussion on the subject. Something like this basically.
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A major video about MCC (Moscow Central Circle) metro-rail line in Moscow. From test traffic to normal operation. Notice old rolling stock used in test operation. Also notice the presence of moving-block signaling (Russian brand-new ABTC-M/ALSO safety system).

>Technically this is full-fledged railway line operating by all railway standards with cutting edge railway equipment but formally this is part of Moscow metro network, operated by Moscow metro and RZD together.

> MCC has 28 stations (26 surface, 1 underground and 1 elevated) and 3 more to open. It operates with intervals down to 5 minutes however there are plans to reduce them to 3 minutes in rush hours.
More on the subject: >>1820


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Are those antennae on the roofs of locomotives and EMU's for the radio communication systems?


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Well… for what else would you need an antenna? There are usually three antennas for every radio connection available. The wire above the roof (1) is used for MF and VHF train radio connection, the tall antenna (2) or discone on modern locomotives and discone on old locomotives is used for VHF analog or digital shunting radio connection and for digital feed for some onboard microprocessor systems, and the short antenna (3) is for GPS/GLONASS (previously GPS, now it is using Russian GLONASS) satellite navigation for KLUB-U/BLOK safety system.


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Hey 1chan it's your friendly neighborhood hobo. I've not been riding the rails much lately. I rode one a few weeks ago to a different yard in the same city just for fun. Albina YD to Lake YD in Portland. I've been living in Portland and working in southern Oregon on pot farms (hey it's legal here!) and just generally saving money for new gear. I've gotten a new pack and sleeping bag so far, that's like 300$ right there. One job was 15$/hour for 10 hour shifts. My current is 150$/lb. anyways I'm going to do a few short lines with friends who don't really hop trains just to show them the ropes. We're doing the coos bay line from Eugene OR. I'm pretty sure it's P&W but I'd have to double check my notes. But I came here to ask if y'all know any short lines in the PNW I can do on my off time. Oh and I'm just doing this for fun today (pic)
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I know Dusty, he's a good friend of mine, we met in Minneapolis. The person to the right is known as Whistleblower, I don't know him personally but we have lots of mutual friends.


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This is both an East and South spot.


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This is also a popular way to signify your destination. Train tracks that end in an arrow pointing which way you're going, in this case South.


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The arrow on the N signifies that person, known as Think is a squatter.


>young rectums
my fucking sides

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What a lazy, shitty, ugly attempt at a heritage unit.
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Aw, cmon, it's not THAT bad and…
<zooms in>

Jesus Christ, seriously? The yellows don't even match.


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You had to zoom in to see that? Damn, you may want to find a good optometrist


On mobile, buddy

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Aaaand the promised next topic. It's been exactly a month since the Moscow Central Circle (Moscow Circle railway) 54-km metro-rail line was opened.
Technically this is full-fledged railway line operating by all railway standards with cutting edge railway equipment but formally this is part of Moscow metro network, operated by Moscow metro and RZD together.
In fact this line existed for more than a hundred years, however for decades it served only for freight purpose mostly for interchange between Moscow rail yards. However to serve as a high capacity urban transit line it was rebuilt almost from scratch in less than three years.
MCC has 28 stations (26 surface, 1 underground and 1 elevated) and 3 more to open. It operates with intervals down to 5 minutes however there are plans to reduce them to 3 minutes in rush hours. Today was ended its test operation with free pass, now it is operated normally within unified Moscow tariff system.

Interesting fact: MCC became the first railway line in Russia equipped with clock (presumably moving block) block system. It is based on Russian BLOK complex safety system. Ground signals on the main tracks are normally disabled.
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Who's brilliant idea was it to simulate nightvision in a bloody train station?


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Probably some smartass maximalist designer who was told that green is healthy for psychic and stuff. But your joke is one hundred percent true. This is indeed night vision: you can be on this station without odd unpleasant feeling in your eyes only at night when internal lights are on.


I'm surprised they didn't light the place with green LEDs. I pity the poor bastards who have to endure a daily blast of green on their morning commute. Does it at least look neat from the outside?

On a more positive note, it's a fantastic way to disincentivize loitering.


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Well it isn't so terrible when you are waiting for the train for 5-10 minutes. After all green actually is healthy except for, of course, that everything is both medicine and poison depends on the dose, as a wise man said. I would rather pity the station guards who have to be there for at least 8 hours. I bet they have informal "shifts" who are guarding at the poisoned with this radiation platform and who are sheltering in the lobby with normal glazing. Well at least you can get normal sunlight at the ends of the platform which aren't covered (pic related).

From the outside it indeed looks neat, the place on Google Street View: https://goo.gl/aE7Vz0
It looks way cooler from the tracks of Belorusskoe passage of Moscow railway however I couldn't find any pics from it and I'm too lazy to go and take some right now although I probably should since this is the matter of just hour for me, the closest perspective is on the op-pic on the right.


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And by the way, speaking of MCC… Recently (more exactly November 8) the last, 31rd, station (platform) was opened, it was Panfilovskaya platform.

Thus the line is complete with no clear perspectives of further physical development. HOWEVER there is a conserved project of the 32nd station (platform) Presnya. And also in theory the line could accommodate some chord routes of urban rail traffic since it is connected to all radial passages of MZD if these interconnect lines will be electrified (AFAIK they will because of the plans of electric freight traction instead of diesel currently present on MCC). But now this is only speculations.

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2chan japan rail thread, just for fun:

go http://dat.2chan.net/r/futaba.htm
bring something back, bonus points for translating.
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So that’s why they are called trainers.


lol dorky


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Literally all I know is that this loco loco is from a Japanese TV series called “Hashire! K-100”.


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Have they made a british version of the 271/toblerone train, i.e. with flatwagons inbetween?

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In Tokyo, the Seibu Shinjuku line has gone down due to a substation fire.
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>Driving the train
I hate this frequent error.


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is 1 chan all about trains?


we also have hobos


Fuck off frogposter

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